Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research
Vol. 31, June 2006, pp. 279-285


Quality characteristics of polyester/viscose and polyester/cotton two-ply yarns


Arindam Basu  & Rajanna L Gotipamul

Received 8 February 2005; revised received and accepted 26 April 2005

The inter-relationship between the characteristics of single and double yarns made of polyester/viscose and polyester/cotton has been studied. The major yarn characteristics, such as unevenness, imperfections, single yarn strength (RKm), strength CV%, elongation-at-break and yarn hairiness, of double yarns are found to be related to the respective properties of single yarns. The mass CV%, total imperfections, single yarn strength, elongation-at-break and hairiness of double and single yarns are highly correlated. Thick places and single yarn strength CV% show medium correlation.

Keywords: Elongation-at-break, Mass CV%, Neps, Polyester/cotton yarn, Polyester/viscose yarn, Single yarn, Yarn hairiness, Yarn imperfections

IPC Code: Int. Cl.8 D02G3/00, G01N33/36